Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Crystal Wall

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
He's Got Marty Feldman Eyes T,S 
Magic Carpet Ride T 

Crystal Wall 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 36.65275, -118.86456 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 265
Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: limpingcrab on Sep 21, 2013
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
From the far side of the wall looking north at cli...
Perigrine Falcon Closures MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Crystal Wall is the closest formation to the parking lot and with around 30 routes from one to two pitches it is a great place to spend a day. Most of the routes are moderate bolted climbs on clean and highly featured granite. A few are trad, a few are hard, but most are in the 5.7-5.9 range and predominately bolt protected with some gear to supplement.


Getting There 

The base of Crystal Wall is an easy ten minute walk from the parking area. From the end of Road 14S29 take the obvious trail that heads south, slightly downhill, then up a short steep section. A scramble up the right side of the formation will access the rest of Chimney Rocks

Climbs that reach the top of the wall can we walked off along the north side of the formation. Some routes have bolted anchors and require two ropes to rappel.


2 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Crystal Wall
Jonathan part way up the first pitch.

He's Got Marty Feldman Eyes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Crystal Wall
The is a fun face/slab route that eases up the higher you go.Pitch 1: Follow about six bolts a full rope length up to a two bolt belay. The crux down low is protected well with three bolts but they're more spaced out above and can be supplemented with a few .5-2" pieces. 5.10-Pitch 2: Rap with two ropes or climb up to the right of a groove past a couple old bolts until you feel comfortable walking off. 5.5...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Crystal Wall Slideshow Add Photo
A cloudy day at the base of Crystal Wall
A cloudy day at the base of Crystal Wall
Comments on Crystal Wall Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -